Oct 5, 2012 6:30pm PDT
election law. the current election law is unacceptable. >> the muslim brotherhood says it will boycott the upcoming elections, which could damage the legitimacy of any future parliament. >> back here in germany, there is a year to go until elections, but there's already a taste of campaigning in the air. >> the social democrats picked former finance minister peer steinbruck to challenge the prime minister. then and now, he has gone into this for a spot of bother, and it is all about money. he has been a favorite on the election circuit. h>> but his critics want to know exactly how much and who he has been speaking to. after days of pressure, he is caving in. >> peer steinburck -- steinbruck left journalists out in the cold and was unwilling to respond to questions on income, either, though he received no payment here. previously, he had announced he would shed more light on earnings outside parliament. auditors are now reviewing newly-released documents. after all, he has often adjust experts in the financial world for a fee. legally, he has done nothing wrong, but his opponents in the
Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
are watering. >> while george w. bush was president, the government changed some of the laws that protected the nation's drinking water. >> ♪ so it all goes back to 2005 ♪ ♪ bush said gas drillers didn't have to comply ♪ ♪ with the safe drinking water act ♪ ♪ before too long it was "frack, baby frack" ♪ ♪ until the break of dawn >> with fracking that's not properly regulated comes another threat -- the release of toxic gas into the air. >> so, on top of the drinking water being contaminated and undrinkable, the air is also posing a serious health problem, as well. >> alex is from the environmental working group. they want to prevent pollution. rachel works for a company that represents the gas industry. they want to help america benefit from an important source of fuel. both sides probably agree on one thing... >> ♪ now, it's not that drillers should never be fracking ♪ ♪ but the current regulation is severely lacking ♪ ♪ reduce the toxins, contain the gas and wastewater ♪ ♪ and the people won't get sick ♪ ♪ and the planet won't get hotter, hott
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
finalize our plan. if we need to change the law, we'll start the necessary procedures. >> the leaders say any change in the law should apply only to the emperor's daughters and granddaughters. >>> here's the three-day world weather forecast. >>> that concludes this edition of "newsline." i'm keiko kitagawa in tokyo. thank you for watching.